1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition
Why This Car Is Special
We have a great looking, low mileage, rare 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition here today at Skyway Classics.
It is one of only 6,759 commemorative cars built before General Motors shut the books on the C3. For many enthusiasts and critics alike, the 1982 Collectors Edition Corvette was the best C3 of them all.
David McLellan stated that it was “a unique combination of color, equipment and innovation resulting in one of the most comprehensive packages ever offered to the Corvette buyer.”
1982 Corvettes were a special year because it was the first year Corvettes were built at the new 1-million-square-foot plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky plant only.
1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition
5.7 Liter 350 Cubic Inch V8 engine
Black-accented Valve covers
Tubular stainless-steel exhaust manifolds
Factory air cleaner
Auxiliary electric cooling fan
Computer command control
High Energy Ignition system
Power four-wheel disc brakes with dual hydraulic circuits and brake warning light
Black Sidewall tires
Independent front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Independent rear suspension with Fiberglass-reinforced composite single leaf spring
Metallic leather Twin Bucket Seats seat package
Tilt-Telescopic steering wheel with leather-wrap rim
Delco AM/FM stereo radio
Automatic speed control with Resume Speed feature
Six-way power driver’s seat
Electric rear window defogger
Power windows with console-mounted controls
AM/FM push-button radio
Air conditioning heater and defroster with 3-speed blower
Speedometer, trip odometer, tach, voltmeter, oil pressure water temperature gages
Quartz analog clock
Illuminated visor mirror for passenger
Courtesy and dome lights with time delay
Removable roof panels
Tinted glass for all windows
Dual body color sport mirrors with remote controls
Collector Edition Silver Beige Paint
Integrated rear wing
Factory correct wheels
Performance raised white letter BF Goodrich tires
The 1982 Corvette had two engineering advances, the Cross-Fire Injection and a 4-Speed automatic transmission with overdrive fourth gear.
Cross-fire injection was new under the hood and it had dual throttle-body fuel injectors that added to overall improved acceleration for 1982. Ours has that engine that looks just as it did when it left the factory as it sits in a very clean and tidy engine compartment.
The engine has a compression ratio of 9.0 to 1 so it will use regular gas, has a low-back-pressure dual exhaust system, free-flowing monolith catalytic converter, a conventional snorkel with new hood that ducts outside air directly into the air cleaners during wide-open throttle operation through a solenoid-controlled door which opens on signal.
It has the factory correct cleaner lid, cast black finned valve covers, power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes with dual hydraulic circuits and brake warning light, computer control system, as well as an auxiliary electric engine cooling fan and rides on performance black sidewall tires and factory correct wheels.
The interior is arguably more interesting than the exterior. The metallic leather seat package that was optional on late-C3s is taken one step further with a multi-tone fade on the seats and doors.
It is loaded with standard features and options like power windows, power locks, a power driver’s seat, power mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering column, cruise control, electric rear defrost, air conditioning, Tinted glass, T-tops that you can store, and an AM/FM/cassette stereo radio system. Even the floor mats are enclosed in plastic as this Corvette from top to bottom shows as new.
It has the striking Collector Edition paint scheme that looks like somewhere between metallic shades of silver and champagne with the factory naming it Silver Beige.
This unique paint stands out in public and still looks exceptional with the darker graphics on the lower doors and hood. It has a hatchback profile with a chin spoiler and an integrated rear wing, power remote outside mirrors, and the exceptional bold 1982 Corvette styling that made this the last of the C3’s.
If you want the last year C3 Corvette experience, you need to come see and drive this sporty rare 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition here today at Skyway Classics.
It is sharp and fast and a great handling Corvette too.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.
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